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Tonight's referee is Cedric Mavuhali.
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Maritzburg United XI: Engelhardt, Claasen, Daniels, Ismail, Pereira, Palace, Lukhubeni, Ritchie, Baloyi, Samu, Macheke. Subs: Petersen, Human, Skelem, Allie, Theron, Rae, Ndengane, Kewuti.
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Orlando Pirates XI: Ofori, Jele, Ndah, Shandu, Maela, Mosele, Motshwari, Hotto, Dlamini, Lorch, Peprah. Subs: Mpontshane, Mabaso, Dzvukamanja, Mntambo, Sam, Jooste, Makaringe, Mabasa, Nyauza.
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Maritzburg are safe from relegation now. Their last two matches saw a 1-1 draw at Stellenbosch and a 1-0 win against Baroka.
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Bucs have two wins in seven matches in all competitions. Their last match a loss on penalties to RSB Berkane in the CAF Confederations Cup final.
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Pirates are unbeaten in 11 matches against Maritzburg, winning seven and drawing four of those. They have kept seven clean sheets in a row against Maritzburg.
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Hello and welcome to live coverage of Orlando Pirates vs Maritzburg United in the DSTV Premiership. Kickoff is at 7.30pm SA time at Orlando Stadium.
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Hotto with a good early touch. He goes past Lukhubeni down the Pirates left and crosses it. Engelhardt gets up well to catch in the visitors' goal.
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Kickoff! We are underway in Soweto.
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CLOSE! Ndah's header for Pirates falls to Macheke. The striker shoots on the turn and puts it just wide of the post.
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Pirates have started quite well. They don't look like a team who had to fly home from Nigeria on Saturday.
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CHANCE! Lorch is sent through on goal for Pirates after some slick football. He takes it early but strikes it straight at Engelhardt. That should be 1-0.
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POST! Lorch beats a man in midfield and fires a low shot for Pirates. It strikes the post, hits the goalkeeper and Engelhardt grabs it at the second attempt.
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Maritzburg have a rare attack now but Jele comes across with excellent reading of the game. He intercepts and passes it out with ease.
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WIDE! The away team go direct. Samu knows it to Macheke who shoots miles off target... the ball goes out for a throw-in.
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Maritzburg win a freekick in a decent crossing area. Ritchie steps up but gets his delivery all wrong, which is unlike him.
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GOAL, PIRATES, LORCH, 1-0! He has been a threat and now he scores. Hotto plays a pass over the top, Daniels gets the offside trap all wrong and Lorch curls it into the net calmly. Orlando Pirates 1-0 Maritzburg United.
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Pirates are sitting off now, giving Maritzburg some ball. It's not leading to any chances or penetration though.
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Pirates win the first corner of the match and the big men are all going forward.
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POST! Pirates take a short corner, Hotto delivers a perfect cross and Jele gets up to head against the upright. That was nearly 2-0 and was a pretty clear chance.
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YELLOW, PIRATES: Motshwari is carded for a foul on Claasen.
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WIDE! Macheke again turns well and shoots from range. It worries Ofori a bit but ends up going wide of goal.
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This has an end-of-season feel to it. Both sides are not really closing down or limiting space for their opponents.
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Peprah gives a sloppy pass away for Pirates. The striker has had very little impact in the match so far.
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WIDE! It's Macheke again, cutting inside onto his left and firing a long-distance shot past the post. Ofori had that one covered anyway.
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GOAL, PIRATES, PEPRAH, 2-0! Lorch is sent clear down the right. He crosses low into the area where Dlamini misses the ball. It falls for Peprah and he fires a low shot into the bottom corner from 18 yards out. Orlando Pirates 2-0 Maritzburg United.
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Shandu delivers a deep cross into the box for Pirates but Allie shows his experience and heads clear.
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HALF TIME. Pirates are totally in control here with goals from Lorch and Peprah. Maritzburg don't look motivated today. Jon us in 15 minutes for the second half. Orlando Pirates 2-0 Maritzburg United.
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Added time: two minutes.
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Foul: Pereira wrestles Peprah to the ground and is lucky not to be carded.
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Kickoff! The second half is underway.
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SUBS, MARITZBURG: Five changes at half-time. Rae, Theron, Skelem, Ndengane and Kewuti are all set to be introduced. Ritchie, Macheke, Baloyi, Palace and Lukhubeni all head off.
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BLOCK! Peprah shoots on the turn for Pirates and his effort deflects wide of the target and out for a corner.
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Lorch tries an effort from near the halfway line for Pirates which sails wide.
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WIDE! Dlamini picks it up for Pirates and everyone backs off. He goes for goal but doesn't hit the target.
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Hardly anything is happening here. Maritzburg have gone to quite a defensive 4-1-4-1 and it's not giving them chances to come back into this.
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Lorch plays a searching cross for Pirates but it sails just out of reach of his teammates.
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GOAL, PIRATES, HOTTO, 3-0! A flowing move for Bucs leads to a third. The ball is swept out to Lorch and his low cross finds Hotto, just about onside, to control and finish past Ofori. Orlando Pirates 3-0 Maritzburg United.
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YELLOW, MARITZBURG: Ndengane is carded for a foul.
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GOAL, MARITZBURG, SAMU, 3-1! The visitors have pulled one back. A long ball reaches Theron, he cuts it back and Samu sweeps it past Ofori. Orlando Pirates 3-1 Maritzburg United.
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SUB, PIRATES: Sam comes on to replace Hotto.
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Offside! Sam delivers a cross from the left, Maela draws a save from Engelhardt from a header and Lorch nods home the rebound. Both players were offside so it was a correct call from the assistant referee.
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GOAL, PIRATES, DLAMINI, 4-1! Ofori hits it long, Peprah flicks down to Lorch. He backheels to Dlamini, who gives Engelhardt the eyes and curls it past him. Orlando Pirates 4-1 Maritzburg United.
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Peprah tries a strike for Pirates but it lacks some power and goes straight at the goalkeeper.
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SUBS, PIRATES: Makaringe for Dlamini and Mabasa for Peprah. The latter was cramping.
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Since the fourth goal, this match has taken a dip. Pirates look tired now after the week that they've had.
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Pirates have an attack now but Mabasa plays a ball into space to no one. His teammates don't have the energy to chase passes into space.
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The Pirates supporters are now chanting for Linda Mntambo to be introduced.
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CHANCE! Mosele plays a ball over the top for Mabasa for Pirates. He takes it on his chest but his shot is well saved by a reflex arm by Engelhardt.
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SUBS, PIRATES: Jooste replaces Shandu and Mntambo comes on for Lorch.
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Ismail has a knock for Maritzburg. That's a problem because they made all five of their changes at the interval. They're down to ten men right now.
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Ismail is back on the field and will soldier through these final few minutes of the season.
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WIDE! Ndegane strikes a shot from long-range for Maritzburg which goes wide.
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FULL TIME. Maritzburg finish their PSL season with a 4-1 away loss. Pirates were good on the night as their whole front four scored (Lorch, Peprah, Hotto, Dlamini). They need two more wins to secure a top two finish. Thanks for joining us. Orlando Pirates 4-1 Maritzburg United.
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Added time: four minutes.
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Jele is now hobbling for Pirates, as is Skelem for Maritzburg. It's rare to see this many knocks in one match.
Orlando Pirates
Maritzburg United
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Goal Scorers
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21' Lorch Them...
42' Peprah Kwame
60' Hotto Deon
69' Dlamini Ka...
63' Friday Samu
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Squad
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Lorch Themb...
Jele Happy
Motshwari Ben
Hotto Deon
Dlamini Kabelo
Mosele Goodman
Maela Innocent
Shandu Bandile
Ofori Richard
Peprah Kwame
Ndah Olisa
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Pereira Steven
Daniels Cla...
T. Macheke
Baloyi Lucky
Ritchie Keegan
Claasen Daylon
F. Samu
Lukhubeni N...
Ismail Riyaaz
G. Palace
Engelhardt ...
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Reserves
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Mabaso Abel
Nyauza Ntsi...
Mpontshane ...
Jooste Wayde
John Mabasa...
Makaringe F...
Mntambo Ona...
Dzvukamanja...
Sam Bongani
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Allie Nazeer
Alfred Nden...
Rae Ryan
Petersen Br...
Kewuti Zukile
Theron Brandon
Skelem Leletu
Human Rowan